A Royal Boast
A colossal palace building, its high tambour dome recognizable from afar, rises up at the western end of the Hauptallee (the main promenade) in Sanssouci Park: the Neues Palais (New Palace).
In strong contrast to the intimate and rather modest Sanssouci Palace the large palace complex served official, representational needs. Grand banquet halls, splendid galleries and regally designed suites, not to mention Sanssouci’s Baroque palace theater in the southern wing, await visitors in its interior. Select works of 18th century art and decorative arts can be viewed at the palace in their original contexts.
The New Palace is the last royal residence Frederick the Great would have built in his park. It was a demonstration of the Prussian state’s undiminished power and wealth following the deprivations of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63).
Frederick rarely stayed here himself; instead the palace was mostly used as guest apartments and for celebrations. The recently restored Lower Royal Suite, with its Braided Room, Concert Room and Oval Cabinet, presents one of Europe’s most luxurious interior décors.
Later, William II, the last German emperor, and his family used the New Palace as their preferred place of residence.
Current information for visitors:
We kindly ask for your understanding that the Palace Theater may not be viewed at this time due to major renovations taking place in the context of the “Master Plan.”
To the info page of the venue
Königswohnung im Neuen Palais
Wenn in der sommerlichen Festsaison befreundete Herrscher und Familienmitglieder Friedrichs des Großen im Schloss untergebracht waren, bewohnte der König selbst die für ihn errichtete Königswohnung im Südostflügel. Das Appartement zählt aufgrund seiner prachtvollen Ausstattung zu den Höhepunkten friderizianischer Raumkunst und kann im Rahmen von Sonderführungen besichtigt werden.
New Palace [Neues Palais]
Am Neuen Palais
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Neues Palais"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P3 – At the New Palace.
Winter Season | November to March
|Monday||10:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 16:30|
Summer Season | April to October
|Monday||10:00 - 17:30|
|Wednesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
Visits to New Palace are bound to fixed admission times. Same-day tickets are available for purchase at the Visitor’s Center at the New Palace as of 10 am.
Summer season: Both guided tours and audio guides are available.
Winter season: Can be viewed with a guided tour.
King's Apartment in the New Palace
Summer season: Wed–Mon open / can be viewed with a guided tour | Guided tours: 12, 2, 3, 4 p.m.
Winter season: closed
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Both guided tours and audio guides are available.
Price : 10.00 reduced : 7.00
with guided tour
Price : 10.00 reduced : 7.00
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitions, although some exceptions may apply). On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online.
Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00
sanssouci+ Family Ticket
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitionss although some exceptions apply.) Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.
Price : 49.00
Potsdam Family Tickets
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, except Sanssouci Palace. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger). On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.
Price : 25.00
Annual Pass for the Palaces
Valid for all SPSG palaces open to the public incl. special exhibitions, for one year after date of issue (except Sacrow Palace, Stern Hunting Lodge; in the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate). Including discounts in museum shops and selected restaurants. Non-transferable. On sale at all palace registers and visitor centers.
Price : 60.00 reduced : 40.00
Ticket cooperation with the Museum Barberini
25 % discount off the price of one admission upon presentation of a regularly priced ticket from the Museum Barberini at the cash desk.*
*valid on the booking date or the day before/after
Am Neuen Palais
Phone: 0331.96 94-361 (Zentrale)
SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107
Due to restoration work, the New Palace is, unfortunately, currently not accessible to wheelchair users.
For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.
Hörprobe: Audioguide für junge Schlossbesucher
Unterwegs mit Konrad dem Kastellan
Hörbeispiel: Grottensaal im Neuen Palais »
Audioguides sind kostenlos im Schlossbesuch enthalten
Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).